The Grooming Manual
If you’re new to using men’s face moisturizer, we’ve got you covered with the essential information you need. That includes how to use it, why you need to use it, and how to avoid common mistakes that some guys make when applying moisturizer.
What Is Face Moisturizer?
Let’s start with the basics. Face moisturizer combines nourishing, moisturizing ingredients to keep you skin hydrated, healthy, and smooth. It complements your skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from water loss and irritation.
Our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer was developed with powerful natural ingredients that lock in moisture without being heavy or greasy. Its key ingredients include:
- Aloe Vera: A safe, natural source of moisture, vitamins, and nutrients that keeps your skin full and healthy.
- Jojoba: Plant-based oil that rebuilds your skin's natural barrier after cleansing it of dirt and bacteria.
- Green Tea Extract: A natural source of robust anti-aging antioxidants that reverse signs of aging.
Why Do Men Need to Use Face Moisturizer?
Face moisturizer keeps your skin energized and firm while protecting it from dehydration and damage. Using it daily after you wash your face will prevent dryness, irritation, excessive redness, and early wrinkles.
Moisturizer Keeps Your Skin Smooth and Youthful
When you use moisturizer daily, your skin stays full and hydrated. Its plump, smooth texture diminishes the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles that may be starting to show up.
If you go without moisturizer, your skin reveals all. The lack of additional hydration causes fine lines and wrinkles to stand out, making them more pronounced and visible.
Moisturizer Supports Your Skin's Natural Barrier
Your skin is great at keeping out pollutants, bacteria, and other foreign substances that could cause harm. But if your skin becomes dehydrated, that natural barrier is weakened. The result? More breakouts, faster aging, and increased sensitivity. Plus blotchiness and redness.
Basically, everything you don't want.
Using face moisturizer each day - morning and evening - protects your skin throughout the day. It boosts the effect of your skin's natural barrier, preventing unnecessary damage and breakouts.
Moisturizer Helps Control Oily Skin
Some guys think that if they have oily skin, they shouldn't use moisturizer. But that idea is built on a false premise.
No, moisturizer does not make your oily skin worse.
And no, moisturizer does not cause your breakouts.
As long as you're using an oil-free face moisturizer, it will help control oil and improve your skin. How?
Guys with oily skin tend to wash their faces. A lot. Too much. That's hard on your skin - especially if you're using a harsh soap. But even a gentle face wash removes some natural oils and reduces hydration as part of the cleansing process.
To restore optimal hydration levels and prevent your oily skin from going into high production, use our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer. As a result, you'll get smoother skin, less irritation, and fewer breakouts.
How to Use Men’s Face Moisturizer
While it might seem simple, there are a few important tips to using face moisturizer that will help you get the greatest benefit from every application. Here are simple answers to the most common questions from men new to skincare:
What should I do before applying moisturizer?
It’s important to wash your face and dry it completely before using moisturizer. Otherwise, your moisturizer will seal oil, sweat, and other impurities into your pores. Applying to wet skin can keep the moisturizer from absorbing properly and may result in a shiny effect.
When should I use moisturizer?
For the best results, use face moisturizer twice daily, at the beginning and end of the day.
- Using it in the morning will help you start the day with smooth, refreshed skin that can withstand any exposure to things that could cause irritation or dehydration.
- Applying in the evening will help restore your skin overnight, prevent dryness, and ensure you wake up with smooth skin.
How much moisturizer should I use?
You only need about a dime size amount of our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer to cover your entire face. Apply it onto your finger tips. Then, gently rub them together with the other hand and apply the moisturizer all over your face, covering your entire forehead, around your eyes, and down onto your neck.
If there are any parts of your skin, such as your nose, that are more prone to acne or clogged pores, apply a little less moisturizer to those areas.
Is it OK to use moisturizer on my beard?
It’s fine to rub the moisturizer into your beard and the skin underneath. To treat your facial hair itself, use beard oil. It absorbs better into beards and goatees, offering a natural shine and healthy hydration.
Avoid These Common Mistakes When Using Men’s Face Moisturizer
You'll be ahead of the game by recognizing and avoiding some of the most common mistakes related to face moisturizer.
Your skin can only absorb so much moisturizer at a time. Use too much, and you’ll wind up with a shiny look. No good.
Remember, a little bit of face moisturizer for men goes a long way. If you are using a high-quality, natural product - like our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer - you don’t need to spread it on thick.
Overuse is a bad habit you developed from years of using sub-par products you picked up at the grocery or drug store. And it’s one you need to drop if your goal is having the best skin possible.
Don’t apply moisturizer to your eyelids or the thin, sensitive skin just below your eyes. If you want to eliminate puffiness or dark circles, eye cream is a better choice.
Our Restoring Eye Cream contains ingredients specifically designed to promote circulation and nourish this sensitive skin area. That’s the most effective way to remove dark circles and under-eye bags.
Choosing the Wrong Product
Regardless of skin type, you’ll get the best results with an oil-free, lightweight face moisturizer that is also fast absorbing. This prevents excessive oil buildup and clogged pores. It will also help your skin regulate its own oil production, leading to a balanced, healthy look.
Avoid heavy, greasy products that weigh down your skin and leave behind an excessive shine. They tend to clog the pores and can work against your skincare goals.